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Click on the name of a fiddler or other musician for individual collections of materials including biographies, photographs, recordings, and whatever else we've been able to locate.








Jasper "Jep" Bisbee (1843-1935). Mecosta County.



Col. John A. Pattee (1844-1924). Wayne County.



Jim Scott (1868 - 19??). Mecosta County.



Patrick "Pat" Bonner (1882 - 19??). Beaver Island.



Frank Mattison (1893-1986). Iona County.



Stewart Carmichael (1899 - 1990). Mecosta County.



Helen Gross (1902-??). Saline. Washtenaw County.



Les "Red" Raber (1911-2000). Allegan County.



Restore Douglass (1914- ?).  Mecosta County.



Ray Shepherd (1914-2001). Britton.



Art Cole (1915). Cross Village.



Varsal Fales (1916 - ?). Allegan County.



George Nousianen (1916 - ?) Keweenaw, U.P.



Jewell Francis Gillespie (1917 - 1995). Beaver Island.



Ed Lauluma (1921 - 2005). Keweenaw Peninsula.



Lois Bettesworth (1925). Genessee County.



Helmer Töyräs (1926). Aura, U.P.



Dick Gravell (19??-19??). Sugar Island / Sault Saint Marie.



Coleman Trudeau (19??-200?) Sault Saint Marie, ON.



Danny Johnston (1940). Harbor Springs.



Rene Cote (?). Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario.



Ralph Flowers (?).  The Thumb.







Piano / Pump Organ Players


Cecil McKenzie (1912 - 1997).  St. Clair County.




Lawrence "Honey" McCoy (1904 - ?). Chippewa County.






Nick and His Cornhuskers (ca. 1950-1970) Thumb.



The Knapp Family.  (ca. 1930s-1950s).



Rem Wall and His Green Valley Boys (ca. 1950s-1980s).